A new Wind Farm Service Vessel is to be built by Manor Marine.
Leading offshore temporary power supplier selects Manor Marine to construct multi-purpose vessel.
MRE Ltd, suppliers of temporary power generators, vessels and personnel to the offshore Renewables Sector, are pleased to announce the appointment of Manor Marine UK Limited to construct their new Wind Farm Service Vessel (WFSV).
Following a detailed market analysis process to ensure the vessel is as practical, efficient and versatile as possible, MRE contracted Offshore Ship Design, working in conjunction with Lloyds Register, to design this large capacity UK flagged vessel.
With a maximum speed of 28 knots, an available tank capacity of 55 tonnes of fuel and fresh water, extensive workable deck space and live onboard accommodation, galley and welfare facilities for up to 12 personnel plus crew, the vessel has been designed with a view towards the next stage of offshore wind development. The vessel will be built at the Manor Marine shipyard, in Portland, Dorset and is scheduled for delivery at the end of 2016.
Eric Briar, Director at MRE commented:
“The vessel is one of the largest in its class, at an overall length of 26 metres and a beam of 11.2 metres. With a combined aft and forward deck area of 167m², four point mooring capability, facilities for ROV, survey or dive operations; we aim to offer a very versatile and competent vessel. Having this vessel built in the UK is hugely important for us.
Manor Marine has over 25 years’ experience of building boats of up to 40 metres in length and has the experience, technical knowhow and facilities to accommodate the construction of a vessel with this complexity; following delivery they are well placed to support us with maintenance, refits and modifications, if required. This is a vessel that will be able to work anywhere in Europe and has the capability to stay offshore on the next generation of wind farm projects for prolonged periods; working with construction or accommodation vessels to minimise the transit time and massively increase the project productivity.
Our success with bespoke solutions for temporary power, in both the UK and Germany, has allowed us to invest in this vessel, whilst continuing to build our generator stocks (primarily the combined units with 2700 litre tanks and 30 day endurance) exclusively for the wind farm sector. There lies a very exciting time ahead for MRE in the Offshore Renewables Industry”